jgb9348 (6646) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2018
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of raspberries, cream, lactose, milk, roasted malt and a touch of grain on the finish. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavours with perhaps more lactose and cream than anything else with some deep roasted flavours along with caramel, some light anise and licorice and good oat and robust malt flavours. Aftertaste shows a lot of raspberries and fruitiness on the end with a good deal of oatmeal, some grain and lactose with a little alcohol noticeable, but more of the raspberries and especially the grain and oats more than anything else. Overall, a relatively well-balanced beer with some moderate raspberry notes, but a lot of lactose and cream notes hitting with some minor coffee flavours at the tail end and a smooth malty bite. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased yesterday on 05-February-2018 for US$1,67 at BeerTopia in Omaha, Nebraska, sampled in my hotel room here in Omaha, Nebraska on 06-February-2018. AirForceHops (8179) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Draft. Deep brown/ black color good lacing. Aroma Is what you expect, barrel, raspberry, roast, mild coffee. Flavor follows suite. Good balance of roast and berries. Fuller body. Respectable. HuskerTan (2470) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2016
A- Malty, cocoa.
A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head.
T- Subtle berry, cocoa, malty.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bland finish.
O- Judging by the name I hoped for some raspberry, coffee, and chocolate. Well, I got a tinge of raspberry, no coffee, and a hint of cocoa. An alright beer but don’t expect it to taste like the name. JaBier (8445) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Brown pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of raspberry, chocolate and coffee. Malt and chocolate flavor with cream and raspberry before a coffee finish. nimbleprop (9042) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2015
12oz bottle pours a murky black with some quickly fading off white head. Nose delivers what the name promises, quite a bit of malt and molasses, big berry notes, not sure if it’s easily raspberry, some blueberry and some red grape too, plenty of coffee bean there, some toast. Flavor follows, lots of jammy character, coffee bean, molasses, toast, some chocolate, some red grape. Full bodied, sticky finish. Kitschy, but decent.
bankerbeernerd (18) - Ames, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Not a bad beer, but I was expecting a bit more raspberry flavor and aroma. I only exclusive any raspberry in the after taste, and even there it is very faint. I don’t mind it, but my wife who wanted it was very disappointed. JK (6379) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle. Typical black appearance. Aroma has light raspberry and coffee. Some berry flavor, lightly roasted malts, and a little more coffee in the flavor. It is sweet. A little chocolate. Good. heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle. Perfectly black colored body with barely a trace of a head. A weak coffee nose with hints of milk chocolate. The raspberry character is mild with more coffee character. The finish is like sweet raspberry candy with notes of roast. The body is lightly carbonated. A decent desert like stout with a pleasant roasted finish. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a nice darker tan head. The aroma picked up burnt cocoa and raspberry seeds, with accents of vanilla and char. The flavor found bitter cocoa and brown malts on the tip of the tongue, with sweeter cocoa, vanilla, and toasted bread following.. picked up more raspberry jam on the finish. Medium-bodied with a decent feel through the palate.. creamy across the middle.. interesting. ghostbeer (251) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 31, 2015
I was so surprised by this one. I have had fruited beers in the past and not liked them and have had coffee beers in the past and not liked them. I have also had good versions of each. This beer combined them to great effect. Neither the raspberry or coffee over powered each other. Both were present, balanced well and delicious. It tasted just like the name suggests. I took a gamble with this and it totally paid off.